Israel’s first American-Palestinian winner of The Voice reveals ‘Can’t Keep Falling’
Every so often an artist comes along and changes the way you think about the world. In 2013 American-Palestinian Lina soared to victory on the second season of The Voice of Israel, prompting a response from the international press. Having lived in Israel from a young age, the Arab Christian admits that she had never considered how her winning a talent competition could be so monumental in opening the eyes of millions around the world to the humbling fact that people are just people. Voted for by her fellow country men and women, her victory showed the world that politicians do not always represent the views of the people.
MR. BIG ‘Defying Gravity’ With New Album Set For Release July 7
The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. They convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is DEFYING GRAVITY, with the release of their ninth original studio album and start of a new worldwide tour.
Set for release July 7 on Frontiers Music Srl, DEFYING GRAVITY will be available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as will a deluxe edition version with CD and bonus DVD that features music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new album. The album will also be made available on vinyl in the coming months. An official trailer for DEFYING GRAVITY can be seen here.
Field Medic is the lo-fi bedroom project of Kevin Patrick. Patrick began recording songs to cassette in his house in 2013 and has released a handful of EPs and one full length through his own label, Sunroom Recordz & Salon. Drawing inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Fionn Regan, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan, Field Medic makes freak folk/post country with an emphasis on fingerstyle guitar and lyrics. He recently got off a short living room tour with Pinegrove and Alex Menne of Great Grandpa, and has shared the stage at past shows with the likes of the Mountain Goats and Lucy Dacus. His new EP, if i shout that the revolutions in my blind heart have left me on the mend, would i still have to surrender to the tides to exorcise this possession?, will be released on May 5th via Danger Collective Records.
Known for his honest and plainspoken take on Southern-fried street rap, Baton Rouge’s Mista Cain is a Godfather-like figure in the Bayou rap game. Flashing back to the early ’90s in his latest video, Mista Cain reflects on his childhood in “Remember When.” Intercutting present-day clips of Mista Cain in his neighborhood with dramatized flashbacks of his school days, the video contrasts Mista Cain’s adolescent struggle with his current baller lifestyle. Premiered by VIBE, the video boasts an appearance from fellow Baton Rouge titan Boosie Badazz, who reminisces about growing up without a father in a short but powerful verse. “Remember When” is a highlight from The Verdict, Mista Cain’s official studio debut, which debuted via XXL in March. Featuring appearances from Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Starlito, Trouble, and Chrizz Michaels, with production from Mouse On The Track, Jon Boii, June James (Key to the Streets), and others, Tha Verdict is a heartfelt collection of street tales, marked by honest observations, memorable banalities, and frank details about life in Baton Rouge.
Hundred Waters have just shared “Particle,” an early taste of their forthcoming third album, which they have been writing and self-recording/producing over the past three years. It’s a deeply personal song that reflects a period of profound change within the band wherein the relationships of the members have shifted into unfamiliar territory, reflected in the song’s rapidly morphing textures.
The story of The Mendenhall Experiment doesn’t start in 2008 when the band was formed in Southern California. It starts with the birth of founder and guitarist Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It’s an incurable disorder, and one that Brandon has conquered many times in his life, perhaps no more so than living out his lifelong dream of forming a band and getting to tour with the likes of Suicide Silence, John 5, POD, Prong, Smile Empty Soul and Fear Factory. Brandon’s left hand was completely paralyzed but through rehabilitation, he managed to teach himself to play guitar and has been on a mission ever since to bring together a band of quality musicians that are primed for national attention. Like Brandon, bassist Nathan Stockton also overcame his own battle with childhood deafness and vision impairment through music.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE REVEAL VIDEO FOR “ETERNALLY YOURS”
Roadrunner recording group Motionless In White have premiered the video for “Eternally Yours,” which follows the release of their raucous label debut album, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, available at all DSPs. In celebration of their album release, Motionless In White is heading back to their hometown area tonight for an in-store appearance at Gallery Of Sound in Wilkes Barre, PA. The band will also conduct a live Twitter listening event at 4pm ET today where fans can listen to GRAVEYARD SHIFT along with the band.
Motionless In White’s thunderous single, “LOUD (F*ck It)” hit #19 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide marking the band’s highest charting single to date. Furthermore, the band has been announced as lead support on the second leg of In This Moment’s “Half God Half Devil Tour.”
Rié – Shares new single ‘St.Martin’
After graduating from Central St Martins, Rié began penning up to 30 songs a month before signing a deal with Sony Japan at the age of 19, where she worked under the moniker ‘Rie Fu’. The ‘Business Trips EP’ is her four-track debut UK release which combines her love for Kate Bush, Bjork and The Carpenters with her Japanese heritage. Half of the forthcoming ‘Business Trips EP’ is dedicated to the UK and half to Japan with London’s indie-pop trio, Theme Park producing two tracks and Japan’s Hikaru Ishizaki working on the others.
ntertainment icon Snoop Dogg will join Linkin Park on their One More Light World Tour as a special guest on six west coast dates in October. The rap legend and rock outliers will share the stage for six consecutive shows beginning October 14th in Seattle and concluding October 22nd at the historic Hollywood Bowl.
Linkin Park’s forthcoming album, One More Light will be available everywhere on May 19th + Snoop Dogg’s forthcoming album, Neva Left, will be available on May 19th.
Broen Share New Track “You (Detective)”
Following the recent news of their signing to Bella Union and the sharing of their first single “<3”, Norwegian five-piece Broen are pleased to unveil yet another standout single, this one titled “You (Detective)”. Listen to it HERE @skopemag. With its twinkling synths, squelching bass and funk guitar ushering in vocalist Marianna Røe’s soulful vocals, the track perfectly exemplifies the poppy–yet–questing eclectic spirit that defines this exciting young band
The band have already been championed by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, and now Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde, who welcomes them to his label. Combining elements of R&B, rap, jazz, improvisation, psych, dub and electronica, Broen expound usual genre conventions to create their own singular sound. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s finest live bands, presenting something completely out of the ordinary. Sparkle-laden costumes and signature dance moves are rivaled only by their own live prowess and musicianship. They cannot be described by drawing lines to similar acts, but by defining their own boundaries.
PIERCE THE VEIL will be heading out on tour this fall with hardcore punk legends Rise Against. The tour will be starting in Abbotsford, BC on September 14 and finishing in Asbury Park, NJ on October 6th. After the Canadian dates, the tour will start in the Midwest, and work its way to the Northeast and East coast (all dates posted below).
“It’s such an honor to be asked to tour with a band that I have been inspired by since I was a teenager,” says Pierce The Veil frontman, Vic Fuentes. ” I love when things come full circle like that. We are beyond excited to tear up the stage with them every night this Fall! See you at the shows!”?
Bullet-Proof: NEW VIDEO RELEASED – “No one ever”
Thrash metallers Bullet Proof have released a new video for the track “No One Ever”, which is taken off from “Forsaken One” out now via Sleaszy Rider Records.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s “Lay It On Down”
Lay It On Down, the ninth album from five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, is out August 4 on Concord Records. Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape.
Shepherd’s band on Lay It On Down features his long-time lead vocalist Noah Hunt, the rhythm section from Shepherd’s supergroup side project The RIDES, Chris Layton (drums) and Kevin McCormick (bass), and keyboardist Jimmy McGorman. “I’m proud of the album we have delivered to the fans and I think they’ll be excited by what they hear,” notes Shepherd. “The band we’ve assembled did a fantastic job bringing these songs to life and conveying the musical message to the listener. Now we are looking forward to bringing this new music to the live show to watch it develop even more.”
Less than a week after Captain Sensible fell offstage at their sold out show in Toronto, resulting in a broken rib, The Damned were forced to postpone three shows this past week, including Montreal, Boston and New York (dates are rescheduled for later this month). On Saturday night, the band made a triumphant return at a sold out Stone Pony in Asbury Park – sitting on a specially built ‘throne’ (created by bandmates and crew), Captain appeared to be feeling no pain as he blasted through the 90 minute set (plus two encores), confirming that the 40th anniversary tour is definitely back on!
“As movement is a bit awkward currently, I played last night seated, but it all went swimmingly and this epic 40th Anniversary tour is now firmly back on the road. We’ve played some great venues on the trip… and Asbury Park’s Stone Pony is up there with the best of ’em. But I have to say I wish I’d waited till here before backflipping off the stage, as this one was only 3 feet high. D’oh!” Captain Sensible.
JAMES ARTHUR PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “CAN I BE HIM”
“Can I Be Him” follows the massive success of James’ Platinum-certified hit single “Say You Won’t Let Go,” which has been streamed more than one billion times around the globe. James recently performed the song on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”—a performance which Rolling Stone praised, saying it “showcased the full spectrum of his vocal talents.”
Leitvox shares “Pale Love” short movie
‘Pale Love’ is a short film produced and directed by the music producer Christian Cooley (AKA Leitvox). The film tells a story about a woman that takes a journey to a distant planet in search of questions rather than answers; to understand the importance of being able to step away from assumption, cultivate doubt and find pleasure in mystery.
Gemmy – ’16s’
Bristol mainstay Gemmy, a key figure in defining the city’s electronic music identity alongside fellow trailblazers like Joker and Pinch — predominantly through his early work on Planet Mu and Punch Drunk — is to release a new four-track EP on his World Of Wonders imprint.
‘Bamboozled’ is the first taste of new Gemmy material since 2013, when he featured on a split 12″ for Bandulu, and the first on World Of Wonders since 2012’s ‘Tales Of The Deep’. Honing in on the fierce and futuristic dubstep that first made his name, Gemmy opens with the piercing, de-tuned square waves and booming low-end of title-track ‘Bamboozled’, before tackling heartbreak on the bracing, but equally pensive ‘Lost Love’.
Waxahatchee unveils full-band Out in the Storm North American tour dates
This morning, Katie Crutchfield added full-band Waxahatchee dates in North America to her already massive tour around the July 14 release of Out in the Storm. Tickets go on sale Friday, so find the show nearest you below!
To keep you afloat until then, watch the music video for “Silver.” You can also hear a stripped-down demo version of the track—included on the deluxe edition of the upcoming album—on the Our First 100 Days compilation. In addition, Waxahatchee wrote and recorded a brand-new song titled “No Curse” exclusively for Shaking Through. Watch the session now!
Aminu “Love U” Video
Nigeria born, London raised Aminu has always secretly known that music was the passion he wished to pursue. While his parents were keen for him to follow his studies, the boy that learnt to sing in the school choir had acquired the performance bug, which didn’t leave him throughout his BA or MA in Business Management. While he kept his head down and focused on his academic potential, he secretly hatched a plan for global domination as a break-out R’n’B artist.
Filatov & Karas and Sak Noel & Salvi Bring BERA’s “Untouchable” To Life
Georgian artist BERA delivers a stunning six track “Untouchable” remix package out on Dim Mak. Filatov & Karas and Sak Noel & Salvi highlight the package with two contrasting reworks. Filatov & Karas go the house route with a remix that is equally at home on radio airwaves as it is on a festival main stage.
Building on the success of his previous releases this year, Dutch DJ/Producer Mike Williams has teamed up with upcoming vocalist Brezy for his latest single ‘Don’t Hurt’.
An emotive track filled with sharp guitar melodies which surrounds Brezy’s rich vocal – ‘Don’t Hurt’ builds up with a surge of bouncy synth hooks before transforming into a dancefloor-ready anthem.
“Six Strings & The Truth” is a songwriter’s song and a fiery country-rock anthem that pushes the musical needle forward. The thumping, dance-able beat builds to a thunderous conclusion that will have your listeners lighting up that request line.
Chuck Dauphin says “Tying it all together is the down-home wisdom of “Six Strings and the Truth,” a song that pays tribute to what all of Webb’s heroes paid attention to in songs – relatable stories and lyrics set to a beat that leaves an indelible impression on a mind. I have a feeling that Honky Tonk Revival is going to take Webb much closer to that hallowed ground as ever before!”
Mark Lanegan Band Shares Andrew Weatherall Remix of “Beehive”
Good times for MARK LANEGAN BAND. His tenth album Gargoyle was released to rave, career–best reviews last month and on Friday entered the UK album charts at Number 22. To mark the occasion his label Heavenly Recordings has shared a remix of current single ‘Beehive’ by legendary DJ / producer Andrew Weatherall. Asked about the track Weatherall says: “I’ll be honest, when executing a remix usually the first thing to go is the vocal track. There are however exceptions. Mr Lanegan singing ‘lightning coming out of the speakers’ (or let’s face it Mr Lanegan singing full stop) is one of those exceptions.”
Jonny Parks Releases New Single “Smoke And Mirrors”
Born in Westchester, NY, singer-songwriter/guitarist Jonny Parks is an artist of mixed genres. Having shown an interest in music at the early age of 8 by owning a keyboard and a harmonica, Jonny Parks has become a multi-instrumentalist who works on mastering his craft and broadening his musical horizons. Starting classical guitar at 16 and singing by 19, Parks incorporates sounds of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Blues into his repertoire of sound. With the release of three EPs (Room 327, DrugFall, and Sidekick Stories) and his first album underway, Jonny Parks is steadily gaining popularity throughout NYC with performances in venues such as: Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Desmond’s Tavern, Pianos, Amateur Night at the Apollo and more. Parks is currently a literature major at SUNY Purchase who uses storytelling lyrics and unique narrative on his original songs as well as interpreted covers about love, addiction, and music. Jonny Parks was also featured in Relix Magazine’s July/August 2015 CD Sampler featuring Grateful Dead.
Critically acclaimed alt-pop duo POWERS—Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru— premiere the music video for brand new song “Closer” from their anticipated debut full-length. “Closer” premiered last week on Clash.com.
SHADOW OF DOUBT Premieres “No Mercy
No Mercy, the debut EP by Texas hardcore outfit SHADOW OF DOUBT – founded by former core members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more – is approaching early June release through WAR Records, and the title track has been issued through a premiere at New Noise Magazine as preorders are unveiled.
Kaz James Releases New Single “Arizona”
Australian artist Kaz James makes his debut on Saved with the powerful single “Arizona”, due out now on Saved Records.
The production is driven by rhythmic keys that advance alongside an impactful drop provided by strings and a grooving beat. Completing the release is a remix from French artist The Mekanism who has just released an album on Seth Troxler’s “Play It Say It” imprint and demonstrates why he is in such demand with his tribal-tinged remix.
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States.
Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth Podcast present special tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton
The Podcast “Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth” offers Col. Bruce Hampton Tribute which features interviews from his final performance. This is not an episode. This is a tribute to the man who breathed Zambi life into this program and into just about every conscious person in the organic music world, Col. Bruce Hampton. Hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner were the only journalists set up backstage at the Hampton 70! Tribute at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre May 1, 2017. In cosmic keeping with the truly singular history of The Colonel, the event remains one of the most powerfully joyous musical evenings in Atlanta entertainment history, despite the fact that it ended with the death of the man being celebrated.
“The newest supergroup to take up instruments is Future Lives, and New Noise Magazine is proud to present their newest single “Kazakhstan” to the world. While 14 people had a hand in performing across their debut release Mansions, the six major components of Future Lives are from previous bands King Of Prussia and The Drive-By Truckers. Led by Brandon Taj Hanick, the newly formed group have an inviting personality to their music, spiraling through multiple genres and moods with taste.
Vulture Festival, a weekend of high-profile events bringing the entertainment site Vulture to life, today announced the final additions to its 2017 lineup, celebrating the best of today’s television, comedy, music, film, and more. The festival includes panels, screenings, performances, and live podcast recordings, taking place May 20-21 primarily at Milk Studios in New York City, with select events at other venues.
Today, LA-based singer-songwriter Scott Ruth shares his new single “Are You There” via PopMatters. Produced by acclaimed indie folk musician Noah Gundersen and recorded at X Studios in Seattle, the track brings a melancholy feel, with Ruth’s rugged vocals ruminating on a void left by a past relationship. “The song is about that feeling you get when someone who was once a huge part of your life, suddenly isn’t there anymore and all the things that go through your head. Wondering what they’re doing, if they’re feeling what you’re feeling,” Ruth says of the track.
Colter Wall’s anticipated self-titled debut album is now streaming in full exclusively at Vice’s Noisey. Of the music, Noisey praises, “With grizzled vocals and a world-weary attitude, Wall’s songwriting invokes images of an Old West rambling man who’s traveled the world, only to find everyone is suffering just the same as him” and goes on to declare, “If Wall is the future of country music, I want that future now.”
Late last year, the Nashville-based four-piece Blank Range released their sophomore EP titled Vista Bent on Sturdy Girls Records distributed via Thirty Tigers. The band are currently in the midst of a massive tour with The Wild Reeds and have just released a new song called “No Aim” that was recorded during the sessions for their recent EP Vista Bent.
Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30. The first single from the funky, dance inspiring, Motown-influenced session that will be shipped to radio this month is the exultant “Trinity,” named for Joyner’s first child whose presence on the track is voiced by Steve Oliver’s incandescent acoustic guitar.
Joyner approached crafting “Main Street Beat” with a three-pronged purpose. “I wanted to create something upbeat, fun to listen to and something to dance to. ‘Main Street Beat’ originally started off as a straight funk record that eventually became some of that, but a whole lot more as I allowed the creative process to have its way with me,” said Joyner, a Billboard chart-topper who plays tenor, alto, soprano and baritone saxophone on the date, often enriching the tracks by laying layer upon layer of horns to form a powerhouse sax section.
T-Wayne Debuts “Double Standards” video
Early on, T-Wayne realized that the key to unlocking his dreams was simple. He just had to grind harder than literally everybody else.
“I put in crazy work,” he declares. “I can be funny sometimes with my lyrics, but I’ll throw something real in there too. It’s usually about the hard times I faced trying to get here. These songs all came from somewhere. There were times I didn’t feel like I was going to make it, but God blessed me and I never stopped or threw in the towel. I never will either.
Inner Wave is a 5 piece intergalactic melody driven rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Formed in 2006, the now 22 year olds released the psychedelic indie pop album ‘Sun Transmission’ in the summer of 2014. Inspired by the likes of Tame Impala, The Strokes and MF Doom the band has developed a unique and genre-bending style. They are preparing to release an upcoming album which they say will be more experimental and genre-melding than the last.
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL will be hitting the road once again this summer on a cross-country trek. In tow will be All American Rejects and The Maine. In addition, The Social Animals will be tagging along for a week of dates. The tour kicks off at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on July 13th and will conclude on August 15th in Highland Park, IL.
Fan presale begins on May 10th at 10am local time and public on sale kicks off on May 12th at 10am local time. Fans can snag tickets early by entering the code DCAAR. In addition, Dashboard Confessional has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences on tour. Both levels of VIP feature a private performance and Q&A with Dashboard Confessional and a custom tour lithograph signed by Chris Carrabba. Top tier packages include a photo opportunity with Chris Carrabba backstage.
Lilac Lungs Stream Full-Length Album ‘Eventide’
Indie rockers Lilac Lungs are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length album, Eventide, this Friday, May 12, 2017. Recorded by Lee Albrecht at Lee AlbrechtStudios, Eventide is a 10-track rollercoaster of emotions that gets personal with the listener while highlighting the band’s ambient indie rock sound. When developing a concept for Eventide, frontwoman Emily Torres wanted to capture a variety of emotions, ranging from love to fear, in order to evoke a feeling of strength and create a safe space for the listener.
French electronic connoisseurs Dirtyphonics return to Dim Mak with “Boombox,” recently premiered on YourEDM. Connecting 80’s electro and breakbeat influences with the classic quick stabs and metallic synths of dubstep, the trio creates a hybrid bass house tune using equal parts grime and boogie.
CBS’s hit franchise Undercover Boss is getting a twist this season in which big names will embark on undercover journeys as they search for undiscovered talent in their own field. Undercover Boss will kick off its first episode with country music singer/songwriter Darius Rucker.
Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker, airing Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET, follows the lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish and CMA and GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar as he travels to Austin, Texas on an undercover journey to discover the next great musical acts. During his time undercover, Rucker runs an open mic night, works as a roadie, and strolls along Austin’s famous Sixth Street in search of standout street performers. State-of-the-art prosthetic makeup was used to disguise Rucker so he would not be recognized.